Upcoming Amendment To The Statutory Minimum Wage Rate In 2017

11 May 2017

The Chief Executive in Council has adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission to increase the statutory minimum wage (SMW) rate and the Legislative Council has approved the subsidiary legislation relating to SMW. The SMW rate will be raised from the prevailing level of HK$32.50 per hour to HK$34.50 per hour with effect from 1 May 2017.

The SMW rates before and after the amendments are summarised in Table 1.